Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds

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Quercus, Nov 26, 2010 - Social Science - 320 pages
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A Nicholas Brealey Publishing bestseller! Third culture kids (TCK)—children of expatriates, missionaries, military personnel, and others who live outside their passport country—have unique issues with personal development and identity. David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken bring to light the emotional and psychological realities that come with the TCK journey.

 

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User Review  - emanate28 - LibraryThing

As a TCK myself, so much of the book made complete and utter sense, and gave me the framework in which to place my experiences. Wow, I only wish someone had explained all this to me when I was growing ... Read full review

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User Review  - LarisaAnanda - LibraryThing

I just finished reading the updated version of Ruth E. Van Reken & David C. Pollock’s, “Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds.” Well worth the purchase price to own this new version. Like the ... Read full review

Contents

Understanding the World of TCKs
1
The TCK Profile
85
Rootlessness and Restlessness
123
Maximizing the Benefits
167
Appendices
269
by Betty Lou Pollock
287
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David C. Pollock worked with TCKs and adult TCKs for more than twenty years and logged thousands of miles conducting seminars and conferences for TCKs, their parents, and sponsoring organizations.

Ruth E. Van Reken, herself an adult TCK and a parent and grandparent of TCKs, is author of one of the first books written about the TCK experience, Letters Never Sent.

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